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Indonesia rescuers scramble to reach isolated tsunami-struck towns

Indonesian search and rescue teams Wednesday plucked stranded residents from remote islands and pushed into isolated communities still desperate for aid in the aftermath of a volcano-triggered tsunami that killed more than 400.Medical workers have warned that clean water and medicine supplies were running low — stoking fears of a public health crisis — as

Six killed in Meghalaya landslides

Landslides Meghalaya Six killed damage several roads. Shillong, June 18 (PTI) The death toll rose to five with the recovery of two more bodies in a rain-hit landslide in Ri-Bhoi district today, while a child was killed in a separate landslide in Meghalaya.While three persons were killed in the landslide at Umiam industrial area yesterday,

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Earth quake in china of 5.5 on the Richter scale magnitude, 8 killed

BEIJING: an earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted China’s Xinjiang region, officials said.At least eight people were killed and 23 others injured on Thursday. The epicentre, with a depth of about 8.0 km, was monitored at 37.58 degrees north latitude and 75.25 degrees east longitude in the southeast part of the Pamir Plateau,

NGO pitches in with relief for drought-hit areas

Mumbai: A non-governmental organisation (NGO) on Friday said it has pitched in with relief response in 15 districts in the drought-hit states across Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. “World Vision India programmes in the affected areas are already in touch with the district and block administration and local NGOs. Depending on the context we will